Alta seeks to build an ethical analytics practice centered on how multimodal transportation investments can measurably meet multifaceted goals. 

Over the past two decades, Alta has pioneered the development of tools to analyze and communicate the benefits of active transportation. These include models to estimate who is likely to bike or walk and why, analyses that help capture and convey the benefits of active transportation investments to health and the economy, and visualization techniques that help convey all of this technical analysis in a clear and compelling fashion. From our advancement of the national bicycle and pedestrian count program and a standardized method for estimating active transportation demand to our cutting-edge suitability and economic impact analyses, we are committed to providing our clients with the most advanced active transportation analytics tools available.

Alta’s Civic Analytics Service Area includes:
Accessibility + Connectivity

Alta analytics team provides advanced network analysis methods to understand gaps in multimodal transportation networks and identify how improvements can change people’s access to opportunities.

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Equity + Social Vulnerability Analysis

Alta employs robust methodologies to identify who benefits from transportation investments, and inform recommendations that reflect on the needs of socially vulnerable populations. Our approach identifies populations who face inequities in mobility options and access to opportunity, are exposed disproportionally to unsafe infrastructure or pollution, and are burdened by unaffordable housing and transportation costs.

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Prioritization + Evaluation

Alta specializes in navigating methods to prioritize and evaluate projects and programs that allow communities to gain greater value on multimodal investments and enable a more performance-based practice.

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Demand Estimation

Our suite of demand estimation tools use mobile data, travel demand model outputs, and open datasets to bring a nuanced understanding of where multimodal transportation investments are most needed.

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Safety Analyses

Alta’s safety analysis tools can help communities go beyond just looking at collisions to identifying the root causes of safety issues and potential countermeasures to address them.

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Economics + Benefits

Our economic evaluation tools help express the full range of health, environmental, economic, and mobility benefits of multimodal transportation plans and projects.

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